Instruments from the Beatles including John Lennon & # 39; s & # 39; Sgt. Peppers & # 39; piano and Paul McCartney & # 39; s signed Ed Sullivan Show guitar could raise up to $ 1.5 million at auctions.
Many hope for a piece of Fab Four memorabilia at the Gotta Have Rock and Roll auction, which started today on the company's website.
It is the ultra-rare John Lennon instrument, described as his & # 39; favorite piano & # 39 ;, who lived in his house in Surrey, England.
The ultra-rare John Lennon instrument, described as his favorite piano, lived in his home in Surrey. He used the piano that could sell for $ 1.2 million to compose songs for the Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album
Before going to London's Tittenhurst Park with Yoko Ono, the singer-songwriter installed this plaque to perpetuate the piece in history
Lennon used the piano, which was able to sell for $ 120,000, to compose songs for Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album and placed an album on it before moving to his new home in London with Yoko Ono.
It reads: & # 39; On this piano it was written: A Day in the Life, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Good Morning, in favor of Mr. Kite and many others. John Lennon. 1971. & # 39;
A set list from the 1963 Cheltenham Odeon show in The Beatles, written by Paul McCartney and signed by Lennon and Ringo Starr, also has an estimate of around $ 120,000.
Paul and Linda McCartneys who combined pink tuxedo & tailor-made orders that were worn around 1985 were able to collect $ 20,000
Paul McCartneys signed Epiphone guitar played at the Ed Sullivan Show could raise $ 40,000
A set list from the Beatles 1963 Cheltenham Odeon Show, written by Paul McCartney and signed by Lennon and Ringo Starr, has an estimate of $ 120,000
The piece was obtained by a 17-year-old student who attended the concert before bumping into the stars the next day at the Savoy Hotel.
Without having a signature book to hand, Ringo took a piece of paper from his pocket, which was the set list from their last night's show.
An ultra-rare album & # 39; A Hard Day & # 39; s Night & # 39; signed by the Beatles in a green and blue pen, and Paul McCartney & # 39; s signed Epiphone guitar that was released on the Ed Sullivan Show played, could each raise $ 40,000.
These photos by John Lennon (top left), Paul McCartney (top right) George Harrison (bottom left) and Ringo Starr (bottom right) were drawn at the border by famous rock & roll photographer Dezo Hoffman and could each have $ 4,000 to pick up
Auctioneer Ed Kosinski, from Gotta Have Rock and Roll, said: & # 39; The best piece we have is the Lennon piano that he & # 39; Sgt Peppers & # 39; has written songs.
& # 39; In my time we have come across many personal items from John Lennon from clothing to guitar straps and photos, but nothing as important as the piano
& # 39; Only one other piano has been sold at Lennon's home, on which he wrote Imagine, who sold for $ 2 million to George Michael.
& # 39; It came from his house where he recorded many of the songs.
Ed from the auction house lists his favorite item as the leather train case that McCartney has sold for more than $ 9,000 with Paul's initials from Beatles manager Brian Epstein. The baby carrier that was good out of use including a broken lock and damaged mirror and brown belt, was given to the famous boxer Evander Holyfield
An extremely rare A Hard Days Night album, signed by the Beatles in a green and blue pen, could raise $ 40,000
& # 39; The amazing thing is that we also have a photo of his house in Kenwood, where you can see Lennon right in front of the piano, so that's remarkable.
& # 39; The set list is fascinating, it has a very good story, it was obtained by a 17 year old student after he went to a Beatles concert
& # 39; The next day she went to the hotel where they were staying and waited outside to meet John and Ringo.
& # 39; She said she didn't have a signature book, and when she asked for a signature, Ringo looked in his jacket and found something.
A concert tour from 1963 by the Beatles and Roy Orbison U.K. could sell the signed piece signed by the Fab Four and others for $ 15,000
A nicely signed original photo from the Bahamas while shooting Help! can collect $ 25,000
A personal polaroid annotated by John Lennon and showing his son Sean along with his aunt Mimi, could sell for $ 9,000. In the note, Lennon wrote: These are more recent, he was too fat and had a cold in the large image & # 39; 77
& # 39; That something out of his pocket was this set list, all handwritten McCartney and had who would introduce the following written songs.
& # 39; What is really interesting is that the set list of this show is likely to give her the day after that show.
& # 39; One side is all written by hand and the other side is signed by Ringo and John.
& # 39; The Beatles have signed many albums, but the most common was & # 39; Please Please Me & # 39; but & # 39; A Hard Day & # 39; s Night & # 39; is a very rare, signed.
& # 39; Signed Sgt Peppers albums have been sold up to $ 300,000 in the past, so it is by no means rare to be signed by all four Beatles.
Paul and Linda McCartney & # 39; s custom made matching pink tuxedo worn in 1985 could raise $ 20,000.
Madonna & # 39; s custom Alberta Ferretti dress worn for the 50th anniversary of Cosmopolitan magazine – $ 40,000
Michael Jackson & # 39; s first prototype Bill Whitten left hand and right hand crystal gloves – $ 70,000
Ed said his favorite item was the leather suitcase, previously owned by the famous boxer Evander Holyfield and given to McCartney by Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who was able to sell for more than $ 9,000.
A nicely signed original photo from the Bahamas & # 39; s while shooting & # 39; Help! & # 39; can collect $ 25,000.
A concert tour from 1963 by the Beatles and Roy Orbison U.K. could sell for $ 14,000 – with the signed piece signed by the Fab Four and others.
Marilyn Monroe & # 39; s signed 1954 Korea ID for Entertaining the Troops – $ 80,000
A personal polaroid annotated by John Lennon and showing his son Sean along with his aunt Mimi could sell for $ 9,000. In the note, Lennon wrote: & # 39; These are more recent – he was too fat – and have a cold in the large image & # 39; 77. & # 39;
Other highlights include memorabilia from Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix, Kiss, Elvis Presley and Madonna.
Ed said: & I think it's another great auction where we have things for a hundred dollars to a million.
& # 39; We have vintage items for contemporary, hip hop, country, rock and roll and more so we definitely have a mix of things for every collector. & # 39;
Bob Dylan & # 39; s handwritten and signed Tangled Up in Blue lyrics from the Collection of Bob Dylan – $ 90,000